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Greg Lawler
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March 19, 2011
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I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

United States of America

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One piece of the F/S defensive signals that has been observed is touching the lower part of the shirt (Schwartz was a touch while Fisher was a tug on the shirt) to indicate singletons.
Should this bid be alerted?
Just for the record, I was asking rather than arguing
Should this bid be alerted?
It is not such a silver platter if the opponent has to ask to find out what 3 is and asking risks being subject to possible UI penalties.
Should this bid be alerted?
This makes me wonder: is the following agreement legal?. Auction as above, and the 3 bid is alerted. If asked the partner says is "it has no meaning. It is only a tactical bid to see how the opponents react to it."
Should this bid be alerted?
I do not see it as a close call if it was partner's failure to alert that woke the player up to the fact that his bid was wrong. But I am not sure of the actual regulations here. And it is an "honor code" to decide what woke ...
VOTE on Whether an IMP penalty can be awarded for slow play if there is a video recording of the segment
Just to emphasize there is one instance where best practice for operators goes against monitoring time. When there are pauses in bidding, the operator generally tries to wait until both players on one side of a screen have bid before entering the bids.
GNT Format: Going Forward
The Power Ratings are still not helpful to measure the ability of people who rarely play ACBL clubs and tournaments.
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
Steve, the term for that would be "Expected outcome" and not "Probable outcome"
Psyches - and fielding them
Bidding 3N in these situations shows a sincere hope to play 3N undoubled. That does not imply that one has a desire to play 3N doubled.
Is minus 2800 a fair ruling?
Neal, You are bringing up a very interesting point. I think there is a distinction between "if East gave North the correct information" and "if North had the correct information". The latter case does not require East to know the correct information. I think most people interpret the rule to ...
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